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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
John Woods

Game-by-Game summaries
GAME 36: Saturday, May 15 ... El Camino 8, PALOMAR 7 — The Comets (21-15) were unable to hold a 5-run lead in the bottom of the eighth as the Warriors (29-6) scored 6 times in the inning to eliminate them from the single-elimination California State Community College Tournament in the first round of the Southern California Regionals. Dylan Parzyk and Chris Sweeney homered in a 3-run second inning and Palomar led 7-2 going into the bottom of the eighth. Starter Brandon Adams, who had a 4-hitter through 7 innings, tired and was relieved by Andrew Thomson , who was tagged with the loss. Sweeney (2-for-3, 2 home runs, 3 RBIs), Parzyk (2-for-5, home run, RBI) and Tyler Wightman (2-for-3, double) paced a 10-hit attack in defeat for Palomar.

GAME 35: Thursday, May 6 ... PALOMAR 11, SD Mesa 3 — The Comets finished second in the Pacific Coast Conference by winning their regular-season finale on the road. Tyler Wightman paced a 17-hit attack by going 3-for-5 with a home run, double, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Aaron Garcia went 3-for-6 with a double and RBI. PCC batting champion Erich Kemp went 2-for-3 with 5 RBIs. Shane Thompson, Chris Sweeney and Dylan Parzyk also had 2 hits each. Sean Murphy pitched 5-hit ball over the first 6 innings to record the win. Palomar faces an undetermined opponent in the first round of the Southern California Regionals on Saturday, May 15, at a site and time to be announced.

GAME 34: Tuesday, May 4 ... PALOMAR 7, SD Mesa 5 — Shane Thompson's diving catch of Tom Poniktera's long drive to the top of the center field bank for the final out of the game preserved the win for Palomar reliever Brad Clipp (4 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts). Tyler Wightman went 3-for-4 for the Comets with a home run, double and 2 RBIs. Chris Sweeney went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Brad Miller also went 2-for-4. Takane Suzuki recorded the last 2 outs to pick up his second save. Palomar's magic number for finishing second and gaining an automatic State playoff berth is 1.

GAME 33: Saturday, May 1 ... PALOMAR 7, Grossmont 1 — Andrew Thomson and Travis Goset pitched the Comets (19-14, 13-10) past the Griffins and into undisputed second place in the Pacific Coast Conference race. Goset threw shutout ball over the last 2 2/3 innings, striking out 3 batters including conference hitting leader Anthony Stabile (.437, 7 HR, 38 RBIs), the first batter he faced. Erich Kemp went 3-for-3 for Palomar with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and a sacrifice bunt. Aaron Garcia went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Joey Burke went 2-for-4. Dylan Parzyk added a single, a sacrifice fly and 2 RBIs. Palomar leads Grossmont in the teams' battle for second and a State playoff berth by 1 game with 2 games to play.

GAME 32: Thursday, April 29 ... Grossmont 8, PALOMAR 7 — The Griffins (17-16, 12-10) rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to move into a tie for second place with the Comets (18-14, 12-10) in the Pacific Coast Conference race with 3 games to play. Shane Thompson's 3-run HR in the top of the ninth had given Palomar a 7-5 lead. Thompson went 2-for-5 for Palomar with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs. Joey Burke went 3-for-5. An injury again struck the Comets when catcher Dylan Parzyk had to leave the game in the fifth inning after being hit in the head by a fastball.

GAME 31: Tuesday, April 27 ... Southwestern 5, PALOMAR 3 — The visiting Jaguars rallied from a 3-0 deficit to clinch the Pacific Coast Conference championship with a win over the second place and defending champion Comets. Aaron Garcia went 2-for-4 for Palomar. Takane Suzuki pitched 2 innings of 1-hit, scoreless relief. Two errors and 3 walks paved the way for Southwestern to score 4 runs in the top of the seventh inning.

GAME 30: Saturday, April 24 ... PALOMAR 5, Southwestern 2 — Brandon Adams pitched a complete-game 3-hitter, striking out 6 and walking 2, as the second-place Comets went on the road and knocked off first-place Southwestern, keeping their hopes of tying for their fifth conference championship in seven years alive. Aaron Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Erich Kemp ran his streak of consecutive multiple-hit conference games to 10 by going 3-for-5 with an RBI. Dylan Parzyk, Tyler Wightman and Shane Thompson had 2 hits apiece. Wightman, in right field, and Thompson, in center, also made spectacular catches to lead the Comets (18-12, 12-8) defensively.

GAME 29: Thursday, April 22 ... PALOMAR 8, Imperial Valley 1 — Sean Murphy (7 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 8 strikeouts), Brad Clipp and Mike Kearney combined to throw a 1-hitter at the Arabs at Myers Field as the Comets advanced to 17-12, 11-8 in the Pacific Coast Conference. Erich Kemp went 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs to run his string of multiple-hit games in conference play to 9. Shane Thompson went 2-for-4.

GAME 28: Tuesdqy, April 20 ... PALOMAR 6, Imperial Valley 1 — Brandon Adams pitched 4-hit ball over the first 8 innings and Charlie Watson came on to retire the Arams 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth. Erich Kemp went 2-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs and has had 8 consecutive multiple-hit games in Pacific Coast Conference play. Terry Moritz (2-for-5, triple), Sean Murphy (2-for-5, double), Shane Thompson (2-for-4, RBI) and Pat Williamson (2-for-4) also had multiple-hit games. The Comets (16-12, 10-8) regained undisputed second place in the conference when San Diego Mesa lost 5-3 to Grossmont..

GAME 27: Thursday April 15...

San Diego City College 9, PALOMAR 7 — Dylan Parzyk went 3-for-5 for the Comets with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Terry Moritz went 2-for-4 with his fourth home run. Erich Kemp went 2-for-4. Parzyk has hit safely in 10 of his last 17 at-bats, and Kemp has had 7 consecutive multiple-hit games in conference play. Palomar fell to 15-12, 9-8.

GAME 26: Tuesday, April 13 ...

PALOMAR 15, San Diego City College 0 — The visiting Comets banged out 18 hits as they gave Bob Vetter, who recorded his 600th college coaching victory on March 27, his 500th win as Palomar coach. Dylan Parzyk (3-for-5, home run) and Kenoli Fonseca (3-for-3, triple, double, 2 RBIs) led the way offensively in support of Brandon Adams, who threw a shutout with an inning of shutout relief each from Charlie Watson and Bobby Meyers. Sean Murphy (2-for-4, triple, double, 2 RBIs), Shane Thompson (2-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs), Nobu Hishinuma (2-0for-5, triple, 2 RBIs) and Erich Kemp (2-for-5, double, RBI) also had multiple-hit games. Chris Sweeney also homered for Palomar (15-11, 9-7 Pacific Coast Conference), who have won 5 of their last 7 games.

GAME 25: Thursday, April 8 ...

Golden West 6, PALOMAR 4 — The Rustlers (23-4), ranked No. 2 in Southern California, held off the No. 13 Comets (14-11), who battled back from an early 6-0 deficit and had the tying run at bat in the bottom of the ninth. Dylan Parzyk went 2-for-3 for the Comets with a double,a walk and 2 RBIs. Pat Williamson hit a solo home run. Andrew Thomson pitched 6 innings of 2-hit, shutout ball in relief.

GAME 24: Tuesday, April 6 ...

PALOMAR 4, Orange Coast 3 — Nobu Hishinuma's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in the winning run as the Comets scored 4 runs on 9 hits the last 2 innings to break up a no-hitter. Danny Flannery, Brad Miller and Shane Thompson (2-for-3) singled earlier in the inning. Thompson doubled and Aaron Garcia, Erich Kemp, Dylan Parzyk and Steve Tripp all singled, when Palomar scored 3 runs on 5 hits. Sean Murphy (6 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 6 strikeouts), Drew Logan, Travis Goset and eventual winner Takane Suzuki combined on a 7-hitter for the Comets (14-10).

GAME 23: Saturday, April 3 ...

San Diego Mesa 8, PALOMAR 7 (16 innings) — The Olympians moved back into a second-place tie with the Comets in the Pacific Coast Conference, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on a foul-ball sacrifice fly. Shane Thompson went 4-for-5 for Palomar with a home run, double and 4 RBIs. Brad Miller went 3-for-7 with a home run and double. Erich Kemp went 3-for-6, and Nobu Hishinuma added a pair of hits. Takane Suzuki pitched 5 relief innings without surrendering an earned run. Charlie Watson threw 2 hitless, scoreless innings in relief. The Comets fell to 13-10 on the season, 8-7 in conference.

GAME 22: Thursday, April 1 ...

PALOMAR 6, San Diego Mesa 5 — Chris Sweeney went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, a walk and an RBI as the Comets banged out 10 hits at home and took over undisputed second place in the Pacific Coast Conference. Dylan Parzyk (2-for-4, 2 doubles), Erich Kemp (2-for-3, double, sacrifice fly, RBI) and Terry Moritz (2-for-4, RBI) also had multiple hits. Brandon Adams ran his pitching record to 3-1. Mike Kearney came on to get the last 2 outs for the save. Palomar moved to 13-9 on the season, 8-6 in conference.

GAME 21: Tuesday, March 30 ...

PALOMAR 10, Grossmont 9 — The Comets traveled to Grossmont for the second time in four days and battled back from an 8-0 deficit after 2 innings to beat the Griffins again. Chris Sweeney went 3-for-5 to pace a 15-hit attack for Palomar. Aaron Garcia went 2-for-5 and doubled in the seventh inning to drive in the tying and winning runs. Terry Moritz went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Dylan Parzyk was 2-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs. Erich Kemp went 2-for-5. Andrew Thomson came on with none out in the second inning and pitched 5 innings of 4-hit ball, giving up a solitary unearned run, to record the pitching win. Takane Suzuki threw the last 3 innings, striking out 4, to pick up the save. Shane Thompson made a spectacular diving catcher in center field in the eighth inning. Palomar advanced to 12-9, 7-6 in the conference.

GAME 20: Saturday, March 27 ...

PALOMAR 9, Grossmont 6 — The Comets went on the road and gave coach Bob Vetter his 600th college coaching victory as Terry Moritz (4-for-5, home run, double) and Erich Kemp (3-for-5, 2 doubles) paced a 14-hit attack. Nobu Hishinuma (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Dylan Parzyk (2-for-5) also had multiple-hit games. Charlie Watson (3-0) pitched 3 innings of shutout relief to pick up the victory and Mike Kearney came on to get the save. Palomar advanced to 11-9 overall, 6-6 in the Pacific Coast Conference.

GAME 19: Thursday, March 25 ...

Southwestern 1, PALOMAR 0 — Brandon Adams, returning to the mound for the first time since injuring his non-throwing shoulder on March 6, lost a pitching duel to the Jaguars' Jack Spradlin. The only run off Adams, who threw seven innings of five-hit ball, was unearned. Erich Kemp went 3-for-4 for the Comets (10-9, 5-6 in the Pacific Coast Conference).

GAME 18: Tuesday, March 23 ...

Southwestern 5, PALOMAR 4 — The Comets got Aaron Garcia back for the first time in two weeks from a shoulder injury, but lost. second baseman Joey Burke with a possible broken thumb in pre-game. They then had a run taken off the board when Southwestern successfully appealed the lead runner had missed third base on an apparent two-run home run by Terry Moritz. The two-run shot then turned into a solo HR, and the Comets lost by a run. Moritz went 3-for-3 with the HR, 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Dylan Parzyk went 2-for-4 against the conference leaders. Palomar has lost nine players at one time or another with injuries this season, three for the season.

GAME 17: Thursday, March 18 ...

PALOMAR 6, Imperial Valley 4 — Chris Sweeney's 2-run pinch-hit single in the bottom of the eighth inning won the game for the Comets. Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Joey Burke drove in two runs with a triple. Andrew Thomson picked up the pitching win in relief, while Mike Kearny came on to record the save. Left fielder Kenoli Fonseca had the defensive play of the game for Palomar, making a shoestring catch to rob IVC's Eduardo Castro of a sixth-inning hit, then throwing to first baseman Miller to double off Brett Cochran.

GAME 16: Tuesday, March 16 ...

Imperial Valley 10, PALOMAR 5 — The Comets lost on the road to fall to 9-7 on the season, 4-4 in the Pacific Coast Conference. Erich Kemp had a 2-run single for Palomar and also reached base twice as a hit batter.

GAME 15: Saturday, March 13 ...

San Diego City College 6, PALOMAR 3 — The Comets' only error of the afternoon opened the door for the visiting Knights to score three unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. Erich Kemp, returning to the Palomar lineup after missing a week with a concussion after being hit in the head by a pitch, went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, an RBI and a walk. Chris Sweeney went 2-for-5. Palomar falls to 9-6 on the season, 4-3 in the Pacific Coast Conference. City College advances to 11-6, 3-4.

GAME 14: Tuesday, March 9 ...

PALOMAR 7, San Diego City College 5 — Dylan Parzyk singled to drive in the tying run and Danny Flannery singled to drive in the winning run, highlighting a 4-run eighth inning that lifted the Comets to a come-from-behind win at Morley Field in San Diego. Parzyk (3-for-5, 2 RBIs), Shane Thompson (3-for-5, 2 RBIs) and Chris Sweeney (3-for-5) highlighted a 16-hit attack for Palomar (9-5 overall, 4-2 in the Pacific Coast Conference). Flannery was 2-for-4. Charlie Watson threw 4 innings of scoreless relief to run his pitching record to 2-0. Sean Murphy retired the Knights (10-6, 2-4) in order in the bottom of the ninth, striking out 2, to pick up his third save.

GAME 13: Tuesday, March 9 ...

PALOMAR 10, San Diego Mesa 1 — Chris Sweeney went 2-for-5 with an RBI and starting pitcher Travis Goset threw 6 innings of 3-hit ball with no earned runs to pick up the win as they led the Comets (8-5 overall, 3-2 Pacific Coast Conference) at home. Goset helped his own cause by picking off three Mesa runners. Kenoli Fonseca went 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs and Nobu Hishinuma added 2 hits as the Comets baned out 16 hits off 5 Mesa pitchers. Andrew Thomson threw 2 innings of hitless, shutout relief ball. Mike Kearney threw 1.

GAME 12: Friday, March 6 ...

Grossmont 6, PALOMAR 5 — The Comets lost starging pitcher Brandon Adams in the top of the first inning when he slipped trying to field a bunt and landed on his left (non-throwing) shoulder. They lost also first baseman Erich Kemp, who was hit in the head by a pitch in the bottom of the inning. Dylan Parzyk had a single and a sacrifice fly for Palomar, which was held to 5 hits by 3 Grossmont pitchers. Sean Murphy pitched 3 innings of shutout, 1-hit ball in relief. Palomar (7-5 overall, 2-2 in the Pacific Coast Conference) was unable to hold a 4-0 lead for the second time in three games.

GAME 11: Friday, March 5 ...

PALOMAR 5, Imperial Valley 1 — The Comets banged out 12 hits, led by Erich Kemp's 3-for-3 performance, to hand the Arabs their first Pacific Coast Conference loss in a rain makeup at Myers Field. Kemp doubled, singled twice, drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and reached base as a hit batter. Chris Sweeney went 2-for-5 with a double. Steve Tripp was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Pat Williamson also went 2-for-4. Winning pitcher Brad Clipp (2-0) and Andrew Andrew Thomson, who recorded his second save, combined to throw a 4-hitter. Palomar advanced to 7-4 on the season, 2-1 in the conference. IVC fell to 6-7, 2-1.

GAME 10: Thursday, March 4 ...

Southwestern 13, PALOMAR 7 — The visiting Jaguars rallied from a 4-0 defitic to hand the Comets their first Pacific Coast Conference loss. Shane Thompson led the Comets by going 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Tyler Whiteman was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The Jaguars improved to 6-5, 2-0 in confernce. The Comets fell to 6-4, 1-1.

GAME 9: Saturday, Feb. 28 ...

PALOMAR 19, San Diego City College 5 — The host Knights came into the teams' Pacific Coast Conference opener with an 8-2 record and were coming off a win over defending State Community College Champion and currently State No. 2-ranked Cypress. But the Comets knocked Knights ace Ryan Tenney (4-0 entering the game) out in the second inning, scoring 8 runs off Tenney, and went on to win handily as Joey Burke went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, an RBI and 3 runs scored to pace a 19-hit attack. Erich Kemp went 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs for Palomar. Terry Moritz (2-for-2, home run), Aaron Garcia (2-for-4, double, walk, 4 runs), Chris Sweeney (2-for-5, triple, 2 RBIs), Kenoli Fonseca (2-for-5, RBI) and Nick Pursell (2-for-5, 3 runs scored) also had multiple-hit games. Winning pitcher Brandon Adams and relievers Mike Kearney and Tekane Suzuki combined to strike out 16. Palomar advanced to 6-3, 1-0 in conference. City College fell to 8-3, 0-1.

GAME 8: Tuesday, Feb. 24...

Orange Coast 10, PALOMAR 7 — The Comets made 6 errors and saw a 7-2 lead evaporate as they lost on the road. Kenoli Fonseca led Palomar in defeat by going 3-for-3, reaching base as a hit batter, drawing a walk and stealing a base. Aaron Garcia went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and 2 runs scored. Shane Thompson went 2-for-5 and drove in 2 runs. Jose Hernandez contributed a 2-run single. The Comets saw their 5-game win streak halted and fell to 5-3.

GAME 7: Saturday, Feb. 21 ...

PALOMAR 11, Mt. SAC 2 — Chris Sweeney went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Aaron Garcia went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Comets ran their win streak to five games and won the Palomar Tournament with a 4-0 record. Nick Pursell homere in the second inning, and Tyler Whiteman added a three-run homer in the sixth. Charlie Watson threw four innings of four-hit, shutout relief to pick up his first pitching win. Mike Kearney finished the game with a scoreless inning. Palomar advanced to 5-2.

GAME 6: Friday, Feb. 20 ...

PALOMAR 11, Mt. SAC 9 — The Comets rallied from an 8-3 deficit after 3 1/2 innings to beat the Mounties in the Palomar Tournament. Tyler Whiteman went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs for Palomar. Chris Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Joey Burke was 2-for-5 and drove in two runs. Bobby Meyers pitched 4 2/3 innings of three-hit, shutout relief ball to pick up the pitching win. Sean Murphy recorded his second save. Palomar moved to 4-2 on the season.

GAME 5: Friday, Feb. 20 ...

PALOMAR 19, College of the Siskiyous 2 — Kenoli Fonseca (3-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs); Chris Sweeney (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Steve Tripp (3-for-5, 3 RBIs) paced a 16-hit attack as the Comets advanced to 3-2 with a win in the Palomar Tournament. Shane Thompson added two doubles and Aaron Garcia singled twice. Andrew Thomson pitched four shutout, two-hit innings in relief of starter and winner Brad Clipp.

GAME 4: Thursday, Feb. 19 ...

PALOMAR 6, College of the Siskiyous 1 — Brad Miller's grand-slam home run and Nick Pursell's solo homer on successive at-bats in the bottom of the fourth inning broke the game open in the first game of the Palomar Tournament. Chris Sweeney went 3-for-3 for the Comets with a triple and a walk. Winner Brandon Adams (1-0), Chad Brown, Charlie Watson and Mike Kearny combined to throw a three-hitter, striking out 11. Kearny came on in the ninth inning and struck out the side. Palomar evened its record at 2-2 while Siskiyous fell to 4-3.

GAME 3: Tuesday, Feb. 17 ...

PALOMAR 2, Mt. San Jacinto 1 — Travis Goset, Drew Logan (winner, 1-0) and Sean Murphy (save, No. 1) pitched the Comets to a non-conference victory at home. Goset threw three-hit ball over the first six innings and left the game with the score tied 1-1. He had first-pitch strikes against 20 of the 23 batters he faced, and retired 10 batters in a row at one point. Aaron Garcia doubled off the top of the leftfield fence in the bottom of the seventh and scored what turned out to be the winning run when he stole third and the catcher's throw got past the third baseman. Joey Burke and Shane Thompson had Palomar's other hits, both singles.

GAME 2: Saturday, Feb. 7 ...

Santa Ana 10, PALOMAR 6 — The Dons, ranked No. 1 in the state, rallied from a 6-2 deficit after five innings and a 6-3 deficit after six to beat the Comets in the second game of the Palomar Invitational. Palomar wasted a brilliant performance by starting pitcher Brandon Adams, who came out due to a limited pitch-count after giving up 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 earned run in 5 innings, striking out 5. Jose Hernandez went 2-for-4 for the Comets (0-2) with a triple and an RBI. Nobu Hishinuma was 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. Santa Ana advanced to 2-0.

GAME 1: Friday, Feb. 6 ...

Cerritos 9. PALOMAR 7 — The Falcons, ranked No. 15 in the State in the preseason, held off No. 16-ranked Palomar in the Palomar Invitational when a 5-run rally for the Comets fell short in the bottom of the ninth. Palomar left the bases loaded. Erich Kemp (3-for-3 with a walk), Chris Sweeney (2-for-4 with a double and an RBI) and Aaron Garcia (2-for-5 with an RBI) paced a 10-hit attack for Palomar in the season opener for both teams. The Comets host Santa Ana, ranked No. 1 in the State, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Brandon Adams slated to start on the mound.

 

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